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Date of Release:  April 22, 2011
Date/Time of Incident:  April 22, 2011; 6:25 p.m.
Type of Incident:  Officer Involved Shooting
Place of Occurrence:  200 Block of East Saratoga
Suspect:  White male, 28 years of age, deceased

On April 22, 2011 at approximately 6:25 p.m. officers were conducting a follow up investigation into a drive-by shooting which occurred on April 22, 2011 at 1:38 p.m..  Officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Kilbourn Avenue and East Saratoga in the City of Tomah.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of the vehicle exited the vehicle and immediately fired upon officers.  One Tomah Police Department Officer received a gunshot wound.  Officers returned fire.  The suspect returned to and entered his vehicle.  Officers requested assistance from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Juneau County Sheriff’s Department, the Sparta Police Department, the Tomah Area Ambulance Service and the Tomah Fire Department.  In addition, officers requested the use of the Bearcat Armored Vehicle from the LaCrosse County Sheriff’s Department.

The incident was contained until the arrival of the Bearcat Armored Vehicle.  Once on scene, the Bearcat Armored Vehicle was used to safely approach the suspect and his vehicle.  The suspect was located in his vehicle, deceased.

The Division of Criminal Investigation and the Wisconsin Crime Lab are assisting the Tomah Police Department in this investigation in consultation with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office.

The officer was transported to a LaCrosse hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A press conference will be held at the Tomah Police Department on April 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Wesley D. Revels
Chief of Police


Tomah Police Department
805 Superior Ave.
Tomah, WI  54660

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